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HP open ecosystem breaks down barriers to SDN

Introduction to the
solution

Introduction to the
solution

HP’s enterprise-class software-defined networking (SDN) open
ecosystem with the HP SDN Developer Kit (SDK) and the HP SDN App Store,
creating new business opportunities for partners, and providing a simple way
for customers to purchase and deploy network services. The HP SDN Developer Kit
provides developers the essential tools to create, test and validate SDN
applications, leveraging HP’s SDN infrastructure and full complement of support
services. The HP SDN App Store lets customers browse, search, purchase and
directly download SDN applications onto their Virtual Application Networks SDN
controller, creating a new business model for how network services are
purchased and implemented.

Scope

SDN promises to automate network operations, however closed,
proprietary SDN technologies inhibit innovation, prevent interoperability and
limit creation of a marketplace.  An open
SDN ecosystem and application development platform can unlock innovation as
well as enable collaboration.

Prakash Krishnamoorthy, country manager, HP Networking
India, said, “With SDN the networking industry has an opportunity to
disruptively innovate and is now primed for a monumental leap forward. HP has
created the industry’s most comprehensive SDN product portfolio as well as an
open SDN ecosystem, which offers an environment for enterprises and partners to
rapidly tune the network to their business and application needs.”

Client

Current SDN ecosystem partners registered for the HP SDN
Developer Kit include Aastra, Blue Coat Systems, BlueCat,  Citrix Systems, Ecode Networks, F5, Infoblox,
Infranics, Intel, Microsoft, MIMOS, PwC, Qosmos, Radware, Real Status,
Riverbed, RMIT University, ShoreTel Inc., SAP, Tech Mahindra, VMware, Versatile
and Websense.

The verdict

Rohit Mehra, vice
president of network infrastructure, IDC

Applications are what will drive SDN technology into
mainstream networking prominence. The catch 22 is that to innovate through
applications requires a large investment in infrastructure to develop, which
becomes prohibitive. The advent of an SDN App Store, together with an SDN
Developer Kit, makes this an accessible alternative for developers

Ricardo Pedreti, data
networking marketing manager, Telefonica, Vivo Corporate Customers

One of our biggest priorities is delivering new innovations
that keep pace with customer demands for new services. The simplicity and
automation enabled by HP’s SDN solution, removes complexity and will allow us
to accelerate the delivery of next-generation services.

Charlie Orgish,
manager of distributed systems at Stanford University, Electrical Engineering
Department

We have been testing SDN applications on the HP VAN SDN
Controller to automate our network services, decrease complexity, and lower
operational costs across the various buildings comprising the Electrical
Engineering Department. We are collaborating with HP to build more innovative
applications for our network as it expands into other research networks.

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